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HTC Vive_WhiteConsumers will have to wait to get their hands on the Vive.

HTC and Valve announced Thursday that they will delay the commercial rollout of the Vive virtual reality headset, which was originally expected to be available later this year.

HTC said it will offer the first commercial Vive units “via a limited quantity of community and developer systems,” and then ship to the masses in early 2016.

That means the Vive will be released at about the same time Facebook-owned Oculus debuts its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset next year.

HTC and Bellevue-based Valve first announced the Vive back in March, with HTC building the hardware and Valve focusing on the software side. The highly-anticipated device uses 70 sensors for 360-degree tracking and has garnered promising reviews thus far.

Earlier this month, HTC, which has a U.S. headquarters in Bellevue, announced plans to trim its headcount by 15 percent and operating expenses by 35 percent.

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